Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Gulf Of Mexico News

 

Danos Wins Shell Contract

Nov 05, 2018

Oilfield services provider Danos announced Monday that Shell Exploration and Production Company, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has awarded a contract to for the coatings maintenance campaign for the Ursa tension leg platform (TLP). The project will employ 45 personnel and is expected to last approximately five months.The Ursa platform is located in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 130 miles southeast of New Orleans…

Subsea 7, OneSubsea Bag Gulf of Mexico Contract

Oct 03, 2018

Offshore oil services firm Subsea 7 has announced the award of a sizeable contract by Fieldwood Energy to Subsea Integration Alliance, a global partnership between Subsea 7 and OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company.The award is for the deepwater…

Stone hits pay at Mt. Providence

Jan 10, 2018

US-based Stone Energy hit oil at its 100%-owned Mt. Providence development well in Mississippi Canyon block 28, in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico. The Mt. Providence well (also known as MC 28 #4) hit approximately 153ft of high quality…

Collaborative contracting

Jan 10, 2018

Audrey Leon looks at how BP’s new approach to working with its suppliers have led to quicker project start-up (First published in OE January 2018, view the full issue here). The Juniper platform offshore Trinidad and Tobago…

Florida cut from future offshore drilling

Jan 10, 2018

Just days after announcing the US would make 90% of the country's Outer Continental Self (OCS) open to future oil and gas lease sales, US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said he would take Florida off the table after the state's governor…

ArcLight acquires 26.5% in Shell's Perdido

Jan 09, 2018

A Boston-based private equity firm ArcLight Capital Partners has acquired a 26.5% non-operated stake in Shell's Perdido Regional Host from BP. The Perdido Regional Host spar platform is the only deepwater production facility serving the Gulf of Mexico’s Perdido Foldbelt Trend…

Israel's Delek to explore US GoM

Jan 08, 2018

Israel's Delek Group is setting the firm's exploration sights on US offshore, particularly in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The firm announced a strategic partnership with GulfSlope Energy and Texas South Energy. The companies say that Delek subsidiary…

Cantium picks OPEX predictive tech for US GoM

Jan 08, 2018

An Aberdeen-based predictive technology firm Operational Excellence (OPEX) Group has signed a five-year master service agreement (MSA) with US Gulf of Mexico operator Cantium. It's the first international agreement for the firm, which…

BSEE issues gas release hazards guidance

Jan 05, 2018

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has issued a safety alert regarding gas release hazards, following a compliance and incident data review that turned up 31 incidents by 14 operators in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo from BSEE…

Zinke to open 90% of US offshore to exploration

Jan 04, 2018

US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke unveiled a draft proposed program (DPP) for offshore oil and gas leasing for 2019-2024 will make available over 90% of US Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) acreage, and more than 98% of undiscovered, technically…

US deepwater GoM poised for comeback

Jan 04, 2018

A new report from analyst firm Wood Mackenzie, 'Deepwater GoM: 5 Things to Look for in 2018,' says costs have bottomed out and operators have set a new standard for operational efficiency, pointing toward positivity for the US deepwater Gulf of Mexico in 2018…

Byron strikes pay at South Marsh Island

Dec 27, 2017

Byron Energy has struck 190ft (58m) of net oil pay in the South Marsh Island Block 71 F-2 well in the Gulf of Mexico, exceeding initial expectations, partner Otto Energy reported today (27 December). Drilled and logged to 8615ft measured depth with Ensco jackup Ensco 68…

Polarcus teams up with TGS for GoM survey

Dec 21, 2017

Norwegian seismic firm Polarcus has received a letter of award from TGS for the acquisition of 6172sq km of 3D seismic data in the Gulf of Mexico. TGS announced earlier today (21 December) that the firm will begin the Alonso 3D survey in February 2018…

W&T well in Gulf of Mexico disappoints

Dec 15, 2017

US explorer W&T Offshore's ST 224 #1 exploration well, in the South Timbalier license in the US Gulf of Mexico, was considered water bearing, according to partner Otto Energy. The well was drilled in 170ft water depth using the Enterprise 264 jackup and reached a total measured depth of 10…

Shell awards Vito castings to Sheffield Forgemasters

Dec 14, 2017

Shell has awarded a contract to UK forge Sheffield Forgemasters for castings for use on the Vito semisubmersible platform for the US Gulf of Mexico (GoM). The project will see the Sheffield Forgemasters' offshore oil and gas specialist…

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